I have a coworker who has been counseling me towards finding a show I can watch. I’ve mentioned before that I don’t really watch tv – that includes 24, Lost, The Office, etc. For some reason this bothers people. I just don’t get how people find time to sit down regularly and watch television. I hit the sack around 9:30 and doze off watching whatever sport happens to be in season.
Lately though, I’ve realized that there are a few shows that catch my attention and I end up watching when I see them; Dirty Jobs with Mike Rowe and Futurama. I’ve been drinking caffeine in the afternoons lately; that’s helping me stay awake until 10:30 or so. Inevitably I find the tv on Cartoon Network and Futurama from 10:00-10:30. As I’m crashing for the day I don’t want to think too much. Futurama is perfect. It’s funny. It delivers my favorite brand of humor – backhanded social commentary.
A few weeks ago I saw an episode where Fry is dating a robot. Technology has finally made advancements to allow humans to choose their perfect mate. I wont’ spend much time giving the details, but it ends badly for Fry. A week later I heard Nancy Miller from Wired Magazine saying that the technology is under development to create this exact thing (was she kidding?). She didn’t mention Futurama. Pity.